Are you interested in law, police work, forensic science, corrections or other aspects of the criminal justice system? Take your curiosity about law and social order and earn a criminal justice associate degree from Aims.
The criminal justice field involves much more than law enforcement. Many positions offer critical support to the police, including investigators, evidence technicians and victim advocates. There are also many roles available that support the courts and correctional systems, such as jury commissioners and correctional administrators. The criminal justice system also intersects with many different disciplines in our society, including psychology, sociology, forensics, technology and communications. This dynamic field is continually evolving to reflect changes in technology and our society.
You can enter the Aims criminal justice degree program with curiosity about the many potential career paths available to you in federal, state and local agencies and private industry. In return, you’ll get support from knowledgeable instructors with field experience in the subjects they’re teaching. You’ll also develop the problem-solving, communication and career preparation skills you’ll need to enter the field. At Aims, you’ll get support in finding the best fit for you within the criminal justice sector, along with an understanding of what employers are seeking from job candidates.
If you want to learn about the many possible career paths within the criminal justice field, earn an associate degree in criminal justice at Aims and develop the skills you’ll need to start your career.
The Aims criminal justice associate degree program offers two degree track pathways designed to help you meet your educational and career goals:
- If you plan to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree at a participating public four-year Colorado school, you can choose the criminal justice Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with designation.
- Alternatively, you can pursue a criminal justice Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and enter the workforce directly after completing this two-year program.